A conversation with a local comic shop

Nearly a decade ago, two friends, who had worked in other comic book stores, grew tired of following others’ rules. They wanted to build a store that allowed them to interact with their customers in one-on-one conversations and create a community within a store of their own. In 2008—the same year “Iron Man,” the movie…

Where/How to Start Reading Comic Books

This may sound weird–maybe laughable–to those unfamiliar, but begging the venture of becoming a comic book reader is a challenging and intimidating task. There are millions of issues and a plethora of different series, genres, and publishers. Not to mention the most recognizable heroes have decades of backstory. Delving into the medium is no easy…

Can the comic book industry survive?

It’s no secret that the digital age has taken its toll at every category of the print publication industry. Newspapers have fallen victim to the internet and its plethora of social media websites that are used as news/information sharing platforms. In 2016, the U.S. daily newspaper had its 28th consecutive year of decline, according to…